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John O'Dowd


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Born and raised in the Parish of Tullylish, near Banbridge, John O’Dowd lives in Upper Bann with his wife and three young children.

He has been a member of Sinn Féin for almost 30 years and has been an elected representative for 19 years.

John has been education minister for the last five years and also served as acting deputy First Minister for a time.

Statements (522)

Low rate of free school meal applicants highlights inequality of academic selection9 November, 2009

O’Dowd comments ahead of first Grammar School tests.6 November, 2009

John O’Dowd lodges complaint with Press Complaints Commission following Sunday World photo1 November, 2009

"No amount of motions from unionist politicians will resolve the issue of contentious parades." -O'Dowd27 October, 2009

Academic selection meeting a publicity stunt14 October, 2009

No Eleventh Hour Reprieve for the 11 Plus – O’Dowd5 October, 2009

Support for transparency in Government – O’Dowd28 September, 2009

DUP opposition to Equality behind refusal to support CSI strategy17 September, 2009

Sinn Féin welcome coroners ruling on Shoot to Kill16 September, 2009

Latest motion clearly shows SDLP are pro 11+9 September, 2009

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